Our Directorate Team
Chief Operating Officer
As the CMAT Chief Operating Officer Ian is responsible for all non-educational areas such as Finance, ICT, HR, and Premises; implementing the systems, processes and training to grow the Academy to support even more outstanding educational outcomes.
Ian has a degree and PhD in engineering and qualified as a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants during ten years with Unilever where he worked in six different roles in their Detergent and Speciality Chemical Divisions from Port Sunlight to Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Helen began work within the CMAT family as financial manager of The Cambridge Partnership in 2015. She is the management accountant across the trust, providing financial management, control and implementation support to major projects undertaken both for the trust and its family of schools and training providers.
She has over 20 years’ experience of working in finance, training as an accountant with Ernst & Young before gaining substantial experience in the banking, small business and charity sectors.
Matthew has been responsible for the Strategic Development of ICT within the Trust since 2011. He sits on the CMAT projects team and has been instrumental in the design and leadership of technology within the Academy building programme.
He has worked within the IT industry for over 10 years. Coming to CMAT from another Academy, he was responsible for managing the IT systems and also implemented a Primary school support service to deliver strategic leadership and consistent IT supporting other local schools.